Fun Lunchbox Ideas

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Bring creativity to school lunches. Produce for Kids and I have lots of tasty ideas to share with you!

My kids go back to school on Monday. How did the summer go by so quickly?

As usual, with my thoughts to back to school, I’ve been ogling all the amazing lunch ideas on Pinterest.

Follow COOKtheSTORY’s board Lunchbox: Look Inside! on Pinterest.

You’ve gotta check them out!

I can also vouch for some of the recipes on that board. It’s because I recently photographed them for Produce For Kids. (“Photographed” is my secret code word for “sampled” – I always eat what I shoot!)

Lunchbox Ideas

Here are my favorites from the photo shoot:

Apple Zucchini Mini Muffin Bento Box

These are so good. I gave one to a friend’s daughter as they were leaving our house. My friend texted five minutes later asking for the recipe. Really, her daughter love them that much. And so did my family.

 Apple Zucchini Mini Muffin Bento Box

Chipotle Ranch Quesadilla and Pepper Bento Box

The quesadillas are amazingly good even at room temperature. And aren’t those hummus-stuffed peppers adorable?

 Chipotle Ranch Quesadilla and Pepper Bento Box

Freezable Pizza Pockets

I adore these. They have whole wheat flour and wheat germ in the dough, and yet they are still soft and tender. The best thing is that you put them in a lunch box frozen (straight from the freezer!) and they defrost perfectly by lunchtime.

Freezable Pizza Pockets

Under the Sea Bento Box

How cute is this? My favorite thing is the little orange and cheese boats in the side dish container.

Under the Sea Bento Box

Easy Picnic Bento Box

You can’t go wrong with ants on a log and you can definitely get kids to eat chicken salad if you put in sweet grapes. I now know that for a fact!

Easy Picnic Bento Box

Sandwich Kebabs Bento Box

This is one of my favorites for sure. Take your typical sandwich ingredients and make them so much more fun!

 Sandwich Kebabs Bento Box


Aren’t those ideas great? I adore Produce For Kids so much and I am always very happy when I get to cook (and eat!) their recipes for a photo shoot. If you’re looking for more fantastic back to school lunch ideas, check out the Produce For Kids Power Your Lunchbox site and sign the pledge to pack healthier lunchboxes this year.

And here are more of the Produce For Kids delicious, healthy and easy lunchbox ideas:

5-Minute Green Bean Vinaigrette Salad

Butterfly Bento Box

Fun Bento Fun-Due

Italian Orzo Pasta Salad

Mac n Cheese Muffins

Packable Caesar Pasta Salad

Pizza Bento Box

Southwest Pasta Salad Bento Box

Superhero Bento Box

Taco Bento Box

Vegan Greek Pita

Back to School Lunch Ideas
Lunchbox Ideas

2 Responses to “Fun Lunchbox Ideas”

  1. Teena — August 18, 2015 @ 11:29 am (#)

    Wow! A much needed tip…Awesome fun lunchbox ideas Christine…Did you use cookie cutters to cut cucumbers and sandwiches?

    • Christine Pittman — August 18, 2015 @ 11:50 am (#)

      Thanks Teena! Yes, cookie cutters are what we used.

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